General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green, blushing red when grown in direct sun.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: The flowers are the most toxic part.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Flapjacks
  • Paddle Plant
  • Kalanchoe
  • Flapjack Plant

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Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-01-11
This color change may indicate that this has been mislabeled. May
Location: Upland, CA zone 9
Date: Jun 8, 2012
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-03-02
Location: Central Texas
Date: December 2017
Location: Baja California
Date: 2010-01-01
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-10-09
Location: Coastal San Diego County
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2018-03-27
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2020-02-22
crowded offsets showing color

Forest & Kim Starr via Wikimedia Commons
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Date: 2024-06-08
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2018-05-05
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2013-08-22
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-10-09
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2018-06-15
Uploaded by tarev
Location: Baja California
Date: 2013-02-19
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2017-10-11
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-01-21
Location: Colchester, Essex, UK.
Date: 2022-08-24
Uploaded by tarev
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-16

Date: 2016-01-25
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-03-05
Location: Central Texas
Date: 1980-01-01
Location: Colchester, Essex, UK.
Date: 2022-08-24
Location: In backyard, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-4-19
Flapjack Plant
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2013-08-22

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2014-10-09
Buds
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: Clemson, SC
Date: 2013-10-21
Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora "Flapjacks"
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-01-21
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Home
Date: 3/31/12
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-07
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: July 1, 2014
Great among other succulents
Location: Sun Zone 6a
Date: 2012-08-05
I have this plant in a container.It will come inside for the wint
Location: In backyard, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-4-19
Flapjack Plant
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2014-02-21

Courtesy Avant Gardens
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-07-31
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2016-06-10
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2016-10-12
Uploaded by ljones26
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-11-02
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-28
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Bordine's Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2014-10-09
I think this is going to be K. luciae.  This is a stalk with buds

Date: 2013-11-16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-11-17
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-01-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-01-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-01-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-01-26
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-06-11
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: Sanford, FL
Date: 2021-05-30
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-06-05

Date: 2016-01-25
Uploaded by orchidgal

Photo taken July 10, 2010
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-01-21
My sister was digging a bunch of these out of her yard and throwi
Location: Smithfield, KY
Date: 2016-07-19
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-10-24
Uploaded by ge1836
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-10-19

Date: 2014-01-24

Date: 2014-01-24
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-06
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 2015-12-07
When the flowers looked ratty, the main stem was cut into smaller
Location: US National Arboretum, Washington DC, US
Date: 2015-05-24
Paddle plant (Kalanchoe luciae)
Location: US National Arboretum, Washington DC, US
Date: 2016-07-03
Paddle plant (Kalanchoe luciae)
Location: US National Arboretum, Washington DC, US
Date: 2016-07-03
Paddle plant (Kalanchoe luciae)
Location: US National Arboretum, Washington DC, US
Date: 2014-08-10
Paddle plant (Kalanchoe luciae)
Location: US National Arboretum, Washington DC, US
Date: 2014-08-10
Paddle plant (Kalanchoe luciae)
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2013-08-22
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland , Australia.
Date: 2016-06-10
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-06-02

Date: 2013-04-13

Date: 2013-04-13

Date: 2013-04-13
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan.
Photo taken by: KENPEI
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-03-03
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-28
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-03-13 
Plant grown in full sun
Location: N Ga
Date: 08/16/2008
facing SE on covered porch - no direct sun
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-02 
Plant grown in shade
Location: Bordine's Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: Bordine's Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: Bordine's Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26

Date: 2013-11-02

Date: 2013-11-02
Uploaded by needrain
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-05-12
Sunburned older leaves, not adjusted gradually enough when going

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: March 12th, 2013
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
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Plant Events from our members
codielane On August 1, 2019 Obtained plant
Gifted to me by my neighbor, Rachel
MySecretIslandGarden On July 30, 2022 Maintenance performed
dnrevel On October 11, 2022 Potted up
Soaked and used BT (Mosquito Bits) to prepare plant for overwintering. Moved indoors from greenhouse.
dnrevel On September 29, 2022 Obtained plant
Ordered from Mountain Crest Gardens. Plant arrived well packaged, just in need of a little water. Several days later, it was fully hydrated and looking good.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Kalanchoe flapjack by GigiAdeniumPlumeria Jun 8, 2015 11:27 PM 5
It's really going for it! by purpleinopp Jul 21, 2016 10:12 AM 2
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